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WWW Wednesday 15th June 2016

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WWW WednesdayThis meme will be categorised together with my book reviews. All links will get you to the book’s Goodreads listing, as always πŸ™‚

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What I’m currently reading

Six of Crows

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I couldn’t resist any longer!! πŸ˜€ After all these good reviews I’ve seen I had to read this next, and while I’m only about a third through I’m really enjoying it. It’s very fast paced, which is why I felt a little lost at the beginning. There is a lot going on and a lot of people are introduced in the same chapter, but by now I’m used to who everyone is. I think.

I probably won’t finish it and get the review written in time for next week Thursday, but I should have it up the week after that πŸ™‚

Blurb:

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right priceβ€”and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destructionβ€”if they don’t kill each other first.

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What I recently finished reading

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The Making of Gabriel Davenport

The Making of Gabriel Davenport is Lee’s debut novel, and wasn’t at all what I had expected – in all the right ways! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I knew that I had to read this and I was not disappointed. The opening line was beautiful, and the tone for the book was set rather quickly. Overall it was a dark and fascinating read. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing my review here, so keep an eye out for that πŸ˜‰

Blurb:

In a house built on truth something lays hidden.

Beth and Stu Davenport moved to the English hillside town of Meadowford Bridge to give their young son, Gabriel, an idyllic, rural childhood. But in a single evening, the Davenports’ dream is shattered by a hidden, ancient darkness– and their lives are forever changed.

Years later, Gabriel Davenport, now a capable, curious young man, makes the ill-fated decision to go looking for answers about his mysterious past. As soon as he begins his quest, his life becomes a place of shadows. The people he loves and trusts are acting abnormally. The strange woman who lives upstairs is even more haunted than usual. Even his most trusted friend seems to be hiding something.

As one fateful night deepens, and the line blurs between darkness and light, Gabriel must confront the terrible events that destroyed his family all those years ago. He is faced with a choice: continue living the life that was never his to begin with, or give himself over to a terrifying new reality more sinister than anything he’s ever known.

The darkness is watching.

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What I think I’ll read next

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The 5th Wave

This has been waiting on my bookshelf for far too long! I already nearly picked it over Six of Crows, so I’m positive that I’ll read this one next. I’ve heard a lot of great things about it, and the blurb is amazing so I’m really looking forward to it. Right now I’m not sure if it’s a sci-fi novel or just another zombie apocalypse thing, but either way I’ll be speeding through Six of Crows to get to this.

Blurb:

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother-or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

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Have you read any of these and would like to chat about it? I look forward to hearing from you if you do – just leave a comment below and we can get this book club started!

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32 Comments

    • Oh, it is! I hope it still speaks to you once you’ve read the review, it was such a great read! πŸ™‚

    • A wall like that sounds very tempting, actually πŸ˜›

      I have as well. I had a quick look at reviews this morning and the first one tore it to little hateful pieces, while the next review loved it. I found the same with The Name of the Wind, that seems to get either really high reviews or really low ones. I really loved it, so I’m not sure what those negative reviews are about πŸ˜› Bad reviews won’t sway me, anyway – I’ve heard enough good things about it to give it a shot πŸ™‚

      Heading over to yours now πŸ™‚

  1. I also loved Six of Crows (I’m a fan of Leigh Bardugo’s work in general), so I hope you love it in the end too. There are a lot of character introductions in the beginning, but once that’s done things really get interesting.

    I haven’t read The 5th Wave, but from what I’ve heard it’s sort of a YA apocalyptic science fiction story about an alien invasion…

    • That’s roughly what I know about The 5th Wave πŸ˜› What better way to find out for sure than to read it? ^^
      I do like it, and now that I’m nearly a third through it’s moving quite quickly. I definitely have my favourites, so here’s hoping they survive ^^

  2. This post has got me hooked and all the books on it I want to read. Actually, I have 5th Wave on my bookshelf too and will get to it sometime soon I hope. Six of Crows is now on my to be read list.

    • I’m really enjoying Six of Crows. I added it last year when it was everywhere and the hype was real! πŸ˜€ It’s probably a good thing that I waited for the excitement to die down a little, since it wasn’t overhyped for me πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy it if you read it! I think The Making of Gabriel Davenport is right up your street, too πŸ˜‰

  3. I heard The 5th Wave is a hit or miss shot. That is why it is gathering virtual dust on my kindle. I am looking forward to your review of The Making of Gabriel Davenport, I was really intrigued by the blurb when you shared it. Six of Crows is one of the books that intimidate me, I haven’t had the courage to add it to my TBR because everyone agrees on how awesome it is!
    Happy reading!

    • It is pretty good ^^ I certainly recommend it πŸ™‚
      It looks like a love it or hate it book if you look at the reviews on Goodreads, but I won’t let them influence me. A book that provokes such strong reactions both ways has got to have something worthwhile! ^^

    • If you’re tempted, why not step out of your comfort zone if it’s worth it? πŸ™‚

  4. I think I’ve been mixing up Six of Crows with Raven Boys. I’m horrible! Maybe I’m getting the bird thing that Shannon has….that’s my only excuse! Happy speed reading!

    • Haha, there are a lot of birds around right now! πŸ˜€ I just realised that my own book counts as well since I’ve got Sparrows in the title. Silly me didn’t even realise πŸ˜›
      I do have the Raven Boys on my shelf as well, mind you, so hopefully I’ll get to that soon! πŸ™‚

    • It was recommended to me left and right last year, and I’ve had it at home for months! It was about time I started reading it πŸ™‚ Hope you can order your own copy soon! It’s a really beautiful book, inside and out <3

      Heading over to yours now πŸ™‚

  5. These books look interesting, especially Six Of Crows, I’ll have to add it to my TBR list of books. Thanks for recommending!

    I’ve heard of of the 5th wave but as a movie. I’vve checked out the trailer and I’m hooked. I then noticed that it was a movie adaption of the book and I obviously HAVE to read the book first. I haven’t found the time to actuallly read it but I can’t wait!!

    • My pleasure! For a little while it was everywhere last year, it’s been on my tbr list for nearly a year πŸ˜›
      I’ve heard of the movie version as well but I haven’t seen it. I know it was pretty popular but since I’br got a choice I’d much rather read the book πŸ™‚ Although I might watch the movie after if I enjoy it ^^

  6. Sam Sam

    My husband is 90% done with The 5th Wave and totally loving it. I hope you enjoy it as well. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

    • I’m glad to hear it, I’m really looking forward to it πŸ™‚
      My pleasure! Happy reading, Sam!

    • It really is, I hope you enjoy it if you pick it up ^-^
      I *think* my comment worked on your site, but that host has been very hit and miss for me so let me know if it doesn’t show up πŸ™‚

    • Goodreads says I’m just over half way there, and I’m really into it <3 I keep wanting to push Kaz and Inej together so they can kiss already!

  7. Six of Crows has been on my TBR for far too long, too! I might try to include it in my next library haul. Hope you enjoy the 5th Wave, I’ve seen so many good reviews for it, too.

    Thanks for visiting my WWW post! πŸ™‚

    • I thought it was about time, haha, it must be nearly a year since I first saw it! πŸ™‚
      My pleasure πŸ™‚ Happy reading!

  8. Thanks for stopping by my WWW!
    I keep hearing such good things about Leigh Bardugo’s novels. I almost bought it last week, but I knew that I wouldn’t be getting to it anyway with all the other books I’m trying to get through, so I dropped that idea! πŸ˜› I’ll get to it one day though.
    Hope you enjoy your reads!

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